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Dive Review of Dive Tech/Plantation Village Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Richard Rodriguez, Texas, USA
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Report Number 3195
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
W. Palm Beach, Flower Gardens, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Cabo Pulmo, Cabo San
Lucas, Santo Domingo, Akumal, Maui, Aruba, Bahamas, various Florida
springs/caverns, many Texas lakes 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
85   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Not to exceed 130 and could dive to the limits of your air/ndc time if on
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Both the dive boat and shore diving facilities had ample rinse tanks and
prep area for cameras.  Dive Tech allowed me to plug in and use my
recharger for the camera and flash batteries.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
This was our second trip to Grand Cayman in 2006 and we dove with Dive Tech
both trips.  Jay Easterbrook and his entire staff went out of their way to
accomdate any requests we had for dive sites, shore diving, and to just sit
around and talk about diving.  The Ten Ata and Atatude are both great boats
setup to accomodate large groups, but Dive Tech limits the number on board
so there is plenty of room.  The variety of sites in Grand Cayman make this
a prime spot for both advanced and new divers.  Going deep is not a problem
where you can find huge sponges and turtles, but neither is maxing out
bottom time on shallower reefs where the schools of fish and macro life is
abundunt.  The shore diving from Cobalt Coast and Turtle Reef is the best
on the island and included free with boat diving.  The night dives are
spectacular and sea life is abundant.  Tarpon Alley, Ghost Mountain and
Leslie's Curl are just a few of the sites not to be missed.  The Turtle
Farm, Pedro St. James Historic site, the Botanic Gardens (cool blue
iguanas), Hell, and the Cayman National Museum provide great surface
interval diversions.  Restaurants are expensive so try and make
accomodations at a timeshare with a kitchen.  Grocery stores are closed on
Sunday, so shop when you arrive on Saturday.  
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